decolor

[ dee-kuhl-er ]
/ diˈkʌl ər /
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verb (used with object)

to remove the color from; deprive of color; bleach.

Nearby words

  1. decolletage,
  2. decollete,
  3. decolonialize,
  4. decolonization,
  5. decolonize,
  6. decolorant,
  7. decolorize,
  8. decolour,
  9. decommission,
  10. decommit

Also especially British, de·col·our.

Origin of decolor

1400–50; late Middle English decolouren < Latin dēcolōrāre, equivalent to dē- de- + colōrāre to color

Related formsde·col·or·a·tion, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for decolour

decolour

decolorize or decolorise

/ (diːˈkʌlə) /

verb

(tr) to deprive of colour, as by bleaching
Derived Formsdecoloration, noundecolorization or decolorisation, noun

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